Obama’s Efforts To Start a War Against China Gains Two Backers in Asia — the Philippine President and a Japanese Opposition Leader
Dec. 15, 2011 (LPAC) — President Obama’s mad tour of Asia last month, where he demanded subservience by Asian nations to his plan for war on China, won two adherents this week, the Philippine President and a Japanese opposition leader.
Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino, who played the front man for Obama during his Asia tour in threatening military confrontation with China over the contested islands in the South China Sea, announced a military mobilization against China during his speech at the ceremony for his newly appointed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.
“We need to prepare for external challenges,” Aquino ranted. “There are claimants to territories that are clearly ours. If before, the focus of the Armed Forces was on internal threats such as the MILF [Moro Islamic Liberation Front] and the New People’s Army, now we have to prepare for external challenges.” This is in keeping with Obama’s pronouncement during the Asia tour that the “counter-insurgency wars” of Iraq and Afghanistan were being replaced with the large-scale war plans needed for confrontation with China
In Japan, Nobuteru Ishihara, Secretary General of the opposition LDP, which governed Japan for half a century until losing in the last election, called for building a military base on the contested islands in the East China Sea. Speaking at the Hoover Institute in Washington, D.C., Ishihara said, “I further believe that we must seriously begin contemplating the establishment of a permanent post for the Self-Defense Force” in the Senkaku islands (known as the Diaoyu in Chinese). He said China has become “assertive, one may even say aggressive. Emboldened by its new economic weight and growing military might, China’s proclamations of its ‘peaceful rise’ appear more and more at odds with the emerging reality.”
Ishihara is the son of the right-wing governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, famous for his book, “The Japan That Can Say No.”